- This popular and precise tool bevels ski base and side bevel edges (although not simultaneously) from 0° to 5° in .5° increments.
- It includes a 2.75" steel mill file, which is inserted vertically in the tool to work on side edges, and horizontally for base edges.
- Small enough for travel, but robust enough for daily tuning.
- Very easy to use.
- The tool will accomodate any of the 2.75" (70mm) files or stones we offer.
Some good additions to go with this tool
- DMT Diamond Stone Set - Used in place of file to sharpen and polish edges (without removing too much material).
- Replacement Mill File - Replaces the original one included with this tool (standard 2nd cut all-around file).
- Panzar File - Super aggresive file for removing a lot of edge material in short order.
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Great tool. I bought a second unit as most of the skis I am tuning for myself and family require 1 degree base edge and 2 degree side edge so having two tools saves time in changing the settings. Also dropped one of the tools and lost the button and spring and the company is sending replacement parts I believe free of charge. Who else does that? Great company.
Accidentally dropped this tool on the floor and it came apart in pieces. After searching for one hr for what I assumed was a missing washer, I called Scott, who advised that the part missing was actually a spring that sits under the plastic fastener that holds the tool together. Armed with that info, I finally found the missing spring and put the tool back together, good as new. Many thx to Scott for his help, and offering to send me a new spring if I couldn't locate the missing one. BTW, the tool works just fine.
I've used this tool to maintain the specified (from the brand and make of the skis/snowboard) base & edge angles for years. Today, sadly to say, I dropped on concrete and the internal spring shot somewhere.....did not find... Need to order another tool, perhaps one with no internal parts.....
this tool worked really well- the diamond stones fit well (sold separately).
This tool offers greater precision and versatility compared to similar on-the-go sharpeners such as Toko (you can exchange diamond stones with files etc). It is also more compact and sturdy and easy to carry with the rest of your equipment. It can't replace machine tune-ups though, but it can definitely help to get the best of your edges and prolong maintenance intervals.
Use gently to avoid scraping the diamonds off the backing. This is a good pretreatment for more refined work - I am using the skivisions tool next.
No it is not a accurate a shop bevel. I live in South Carolina now and it does a good job. Be careful to properly anchor your ski and clean the debris from the tool after every other pass. It will do a good job.
Overall this tool works well. Setting the angle is easy, changing the stone from side edge to bottom edge is easy. Easy to set the stone in different positions for more even wear. The tool is a little tough to handle on the front and back curves of the ski, though not a big deal. You do have to be somewhat carful when using the mill file as burrs tend to get caught along the sliding surface of the tool and can put minor scratches on the base of the skis. This is not a problem if you are paying attention and clean the tool as needed.
I don't like this tool - what's the point? I don't think you should be re-setting the angle on your edges unless you're a shop, of you really know your stuff. In either case, you'll have much better, dedicated tools for this. If you want to use it as a guide because you don't trust yourself to free-hand sharpen with a diamond stone or such, then maybe, but I think you'd be better off with simply a blue diamond stone, and free-hand it carefully. It'll be much easier, and you'll get better results. Otherwise, seems well-built and durable and whatnot...other than the fact that you're sharpening with exactly the same spot on your stone over and over again.